The preliminary results of the national Census that took place in October 2012 has been released. The official population of Tanzania is now 44,929,002 people. Out of these, 43,625,434 and 1,303,568 people reside in Tanzania Mainland and Tanzania Zanzibar respectively.
The analysis of the census data is still ongoing, with further reports expected in February and April, 2013. The final report will come out in June 2013.
This is a fifth Census to be conducted in Tanzania. Previous census with the population numbers are as follows: 1967 (12,313,469); 1978 (17,512,610); 1988 (23,095,885); 2002 (34,443,603).
The whole Census exercise comes at the cost of about Tsh 140 Billion, of which Tsh 120 Billion has been spent so far. The Tanzanian Government contributed 90% of the funding and a team of local experts carried out the Census.
Kudos to the team able ladies, Hajjat Amina Mrisho and Albina Chuwa, for doing this commendable job in timely manner.
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